This 72-minute documentary is about: "The emerging Greek boxing star Alexander Tsanakides excels in a sport that has virtually no audience or support in his homeland. This is the athlete’s path after a terminal injury towards the 2016 Rio Olympics. An avant-garde, action-packed documentary that visually engages the jazz musicians working on the score."
This film has been awarded in The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival and the Greek DocFest.
Yiorgos Panteleakis has done the script, cinematography, sound, editing, directing and producing of the "The Wonder Kid". The music of this creative documentary, which has a great impact on it, is the by Dimitris Klonis, Charis Charalampus. This film is the product of the 2017 Greek documentary cinema.
Yiorgos Panteleakis, born in 1967, is a graduate of the Akis Davis Greek Drama School and an independent Greek filmmaker. "Boxer" is another one of his documentaries, made in 2013. This film narrates the transformation of Yiorgos Ioannides, the pioneer Greek boxer, in his new role as the coach of Aristotleion Boxing Club.
Yiorgos Panteleakis is one of the international guests of the 11th
Cinema Vérité, which will visit Tehran for the screening of his film "Wonder Kid". The film is screened in the "Another Look", along with 14 other innovative documentaries.
Documentary & Experimental Film Center has organized the 11th Iran International Documentary Film Festival "Cinema Vérité" for 10 to 17 December 2017, with the tagline "Truth is the Best Guide".